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The Wild Nature Project

Location: Bloomington, IN. 

Looking for Staff for Summer Programs

Rate: $12-$18 per hour

The wild nature projects offers multple ways for children of all ages and adults to connect with nature through classes, after school programs and camps.

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Vision: (What)
Our Vision is to foster deep connection to nature, to self, and to each other through immersive experiences that include the natural world as we recognize that we are nature and that our inner nature & vision is a gift to others.

Mission: (How)
Our Mission is to facilitate connective and meaningful experiences for people of all ages through immersive experiences in the natural world and to be mentors of connection, consciousness, creativity, and passion.

2022 Annual Meeting - Greater Indiana Chapter Society for Neuroscience April 15, 2022 - A virtual event

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Greater Indiana Chapter Society for Neuroscience (GISfN) which will be held virtually on April 15, 2022. The GISfN brings together scientists from across Indiana with a goal to advance the study of the brain, the nervous system and related disorders, promote collaboration and interdisciplinary research, and educate the public and professionals. Our annual event provides the largest Indiana venue for networking and sharing research in Neuroscience.

Registration and abstract submission are now open!
Registration is free and provides full access to the virtual venue and all materials as well as opportunity to present at this event.

Information on Keynote Speakers, Program and Abstract submission details are available at the meeting website!

Important Dates:

Deadline to register as Poster Presenter: April 4

Deadline to submit Poster Materials: April 8

Deadline to register as Attendee: April 14

For more information, please contact:

We look forward to connecting with you on April 15!

The Program Committee

Cary Lai, Indiana University Bloomington
Peristera Paschou, Purdue University
Teri Belecky-Adams, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Ben Perrin, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Hongxia Ren, Indiana University School of Medicine



We are pleased to publicize our Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) at the University of Chicago, specifically for individuals underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research areas, who plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree.  We would appreciate it if you could share this information with the students in your programs.

Our PREP application for the 2022-23 academic year is now open and can be found on our website:  Our 2022 application deadline is March 31, 2022 and early submissions are encouraged.

If you have any questions regarding our PREP, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We will be happy to provide further details regarding this Program. 

Thank you,
University of Chicago PREP





Field Biology Internship for Hoosier National Forest Ecoblitz Indiana Forest Alliance 2022

The Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA) seeks a Field Biology Intern to assist with Ecoblitz taxonomic surveys in the Hoosier National Forest during the 2022 season.

Field Biology Intern Job Description:

  • Serve as guide and assistant to scientists, program staff and survey teams in the Hoosier National Forest. This will include setting traps, collecting specimens, handling live animals, carrying equipment, delivering lunches, maintaining field data sheets, preparing maps, and managing data on the computer.
  • Gain experience in field biology and forest characterization during Ecoblitz surveys, especially small mammal and insect surveys. Mammals surveys will use pitfall traps, Sherman live traps, camera traps, mist-netting, and insect surveys involve emergence tents, bowl trapping and blue vane traps.
  • Recruit volunteers by posting notices via listserve, newsletter, and other outlets; and
  • Prepare written and oral reports. The intern will be expected to report results of internship experience and survey work in forums such as Indiana Academy of Science;

Qualifications: We seek highly motivated students with career goals in forest ecology, field biology, animal behavior or natural sciences. Applicants must be able to hike for long periods on rough terrain, and willing to spend long hot days in the woods. Some night surveys will be required too. Experience in the woods is critical; familiarity with Hoosier National Forest and Nebo Ridge Trail would be a great asset. Experience in identification of trees, insects, birds or mammals would be helpful. Skills in photography, videography, GoogleDrive, and ArcGIS mapping software would also be very useful.

Compensation & Timing: The internship will begin in May, 2022. Timing is flexible. The intern will work part-time or full time for 10 weeks, and possibly for up to one year, depending on the student’s schedule and the availability of grant funds. Compensation at $10/hour. Lodging, food and fuel costs for field work incurred as a result of the internship will be reimbursed.  


  • The Indiana Forest Alliance is a non-profit organization that provides accurate information about Indiana’s forests and involves Hoosiers in efforts to conserve and restore our forests.
  • An Ecoblitz is a comprehensive inventory of flora and fauna on tracts of mature forest in southern Indiana. Teams of scientists, interns and volunteers conduct surveys to document small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders, insects, aquatic macroinvertebrates, vascular plants, bryophytes, fungi and lichens that depend on these mature forest ecosystems.
  • The Ecoblitz is documenting that these large tracts of mature forest provide some of the best habitat remaining for rare, threatened, and endangered species of native plants and animals in Indiana.
  • The Ecoblitz is generating important information about the natural diversity of these older forests that will inform land managers about the biological value of keeping significant tracts of state forests and the Hoosier National Forest in an undisturbed condition.    

Application Instructions: Send letter of inquiry describing skills and interests to or 765-714-4829. For more info, visit or

My name is Dr. Josh Coco and we wanted to let you know that apps are still open for the Master of Professional Science degree at the University of Miami (Ph.D. and MS have closed for Fall 2022, but will reopen for Fall 2023 in August – check this link for a list of assistantships from this past year:

Our Master of Professional Science degree (take the same courses as Ph.D. and MS students, but instead of a thesis/dissertation, you do an internship/research in the field with organizations such as NOAA, NPS, NGOs, etc. and 94% of students have a job in the field 6 months after graduation) has rolling admission until June for international students and July for domestic. We are also waiving the GRE for Fall 2022 and beyond (tuition waivers will be based on GPA). I have listed all 14 tracks below, however, several are filling up and currently only have a waitlist for Fall 2022 start (we will re-evaluate the waitlist after April 16th):


·    Applied Remote Sensing

·    Aquaculture 

·    Broadcast Meteorology

·    Climate and Society

·    Coastal Zone Management 

·    Exploration Science (waitlist)

·    Fisheries Management and Conservation 

·    JD/MPS

·    Marine Conservation (waitlist)

·    Marine Mammal Science (waitlist)

·    Natural Hazards and Catastrophes

·    Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management (waitlist)

·    Underwater Archaeology 

·    Weather Forecasting


Sign-up for Spring 2022 Open House here (virtually April 8th at 1pm EST): 


Register for Sea Secrets 2022 (Virtually and in-person) with Ved Chirayath, Ph.D. here (April 5th at 7:00 p.m.) - Revealing the Ocean Deep: Next Generation Sensing Technologies for Marine and Planetary Science:


Visit us on campus for a tour:


1 on 1 virtual chat for Ph.D., MS, MPS (with current Ph.D. student, past MPS students, or myself):


All virtual events from Fall semester (recordings below)


·    Fall 2021 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Open House Recording:   


·    Atmospheric Sciences Ph.D. Café Recording:


·    Ocean Science Ph.D. Café Recording:



Virtual Tour of campus:


Applications can be found here:


Alumni Profiles:


Class Schedules Spring 2022 (all degree programs): 


Class Schedules Fall 2021 (all degree programs):


Internships/jobs of students:


Information on waivers and funding:


Any questions, please ask! I'm more than willing to facetime, Skype, Zoom, Text (561-460-1019), or just chat on the phone to help you out. Excited to chat with you all about the programs!!!






Josh Coco, Ed. D.

Assistant Dean, Rosenstiel School

Tel: (305) 421.4002

Fax: (305) 421.4711



University of Miami

RSMAS Campus SLAB 105C

4600 Rickenbacker Causeway

Miami, FL 33149-1031

2022 Summer Courses at Mountain Lake Biological Station
Offering undergraduate and graduate level field-intensive, researched-based courses taught by nationally recruited faculty. UVA Biology majors earn laboratory credits and fulfill area 3 requirements. Non-college students are welcome to apply. 

Field Biology of Fishes: Summer Session I: May 23-June 10
Field Herpetology: Summer Session II: June 20-July 8
Field Behavioral Ecology: Summer Session III: July 18-August 5

Rolling enrollment.
Financial aid is available. Apply by March 15 for priority consideration. 

COVID-19 Update: Planning for summer courses and programs continues on schedule. We anticipate carrying on with normal operations, services, and programs for summer 2022 at this time, but will notify applicants of any changes as they arise. All station users and visitors will be required to comply with current COVID-19 policies at the time of their arrival.

Learn More and Apply

Danta is pleased to announce our 2021/2022 field courses in tropical biology. Our courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.

As much of our advertising is done by word-of-mouth, we encourage you to spread the word by forwarding this information to students or friends who may be interested in our programs.

For more information, please visit our website at and/or email For an alumni perspective on our programs, please see our blog DANTAisms -

Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation

Date: July 3-18, 2022

Program Fee: $2600

Application deadline: May 15, 2022


Course Description:  DANTA Tropical Biology and Conservation Field Courses 2021/2022

Wildlife Conservation and Sustainability

Dates: June 13 - 28, 2022

Program fee: $2600

Application deadline: May 15, 2022

Course Description: DANTA Tropical Biology and Conservation Field Courses 2021/2022

Field Excursion

All courses include a visit to a wildlife rehabilitation center, sustainable chocolate plantation and dolphin and snorkeling trip of the Golfo Dulce. We will stay overnight on the Boruca Indigenous Reserve where we will learn about the community and their traditional lifeways, and help with needed projects. Every effort is made to implement eco-friendly and socially responsible practices into our day-to-day operations, field courses and overall mission.



DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics

PO Box 411

1200 Veterans Memorial Blvd

Huntington, WV 25701


Animal Behavior/Reptile Caretaker Internship

Internship Summary

At Goldleaf Hydroponics we have Bloomington’s largest collection on public display of reptiles and amphibians. Specimens include over 30 types of iguanas, geckos, lizards, monitors, chameleons, skinks, turtles, tegus, frogs, newts, salamanders, tortoises, snakes, and the collection frequently grows in diversity. The focus of this internship is reptile care and enclosure maintenance. Daily care consists of removing uneaten food and waste from the enclosures, giving fresh water to the animals, feeding fresh vegetables and insects to the appropriate animals, and wiping down the tanks. Water based enclosures need periodic water tests and changes. Tanks with media need to be watered in when necessary, and high humidity enclosures need misted occasionally. Certain large lizards and tortoises need daily baths or soaks in water. Interns will also tend and breed feeder insects like crickets, mealworms, superworms, flightless fruit flies, and rodents like mice and frozen rats. Intern is expected to devote 10 hours per week minimum at Goldleaf Hydroponics. This internship is created in partnership with the Animal Behavior department at Indiana University. For more information visit IU’s official page here.

Required Qualifications

Animal behavior majors preferred. Requirements include experience with reptiles and experience with plants or horticulture is a bonus. Applicants should be comfortable handling various animals with a quick and steady hand. Attention to detail and initiative is a must as micromanaging the enclosures is the ultimate task. If time allows, the intern will have the opportunity to construct and convert existing tanks into bioactive enclosures using isopods and springtails to maintain a living ecosystem.

Must be able to work in warehouse environment and be able to lift 50 pounds frequently.


Eligible for ABEH-X473 internship credit or unpaid for a commitment of at least 10 hours per week.

Check back regularly for new updates

Fellowship, Scholarship, + Award Deadlines

CISAB awards two summer study scholarships each year to aid outstanding Animal Behavior majors at IU Bloomington with the costs of summer field courses, internships, or research experiences in fields relevant to the study of animal behavior. These awards help to defray costs of travel and fees for these experiences.

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Goodson Prize for Art in Science

Dr. Jim Goodson was a vibrant member of the CISAB community. In addition to being a consummate neuroscientist and critical thinker, Jim was also extraordinarily gifted at capturing the beauty of his science via images, of both his study subjects and his histological material. The Goodson Prize for Art in Science recognizes outstanding research images from CISAB members that are not just scientifically meaningful but are also beautiful. Winning images are showcased both in the CISAB house and on our website.

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To recognize some of our many outstanding Animal Behavior majors, CISAB Undergraduate Curriculum Committee has established a new award for Excellence in Thesis Research in Animal Behavior.


Current Ph.D. and postdoctoral students are eligible for up to 12 months of stipend support through opportunities offered by both the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB) and the Common Themes in Reproductive Diversity (CTRD). Applications are due in February each year.

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CISAB founding member William J. Rowland was devoted to the study of animal behavior, and a strong advocate for mentoring and training undergraduates in research, particularly undergraduates who were in one way or another disadvantaged in their opportunities to get research experience. The Bill Rowland Mentoring Award was established in Bill’s memory to recognize graduate students who have served as outstanding research mentors to undergraduates. Recomendations are due in February each year.

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Established in memory of Hanna Kolodziejski, a remarkable graduate student in CISAB and the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior program in Biology, this fellowship is an annual award for a graduate student who, like Hanna, shows academic talent in both research and teaching, and who demonstrates a commitment to the community through service or outreach programs. The fellowship is open to all CISAB and Biology graduate students, with a preference given to members of CISAB and Evolution, Ecology & Behavior (EEB) students. Recomendations are due in February each year.

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